Cummins, Michael

Cummins, Michael

A suspect wanted by police in connection with seven homicides in northern Sumner County on Saturday has been taken into custody, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

Authorities located six homicide victims at a home in the 1100-block of Charles Brown Road near Westmoreland and one victim at a home in the 1500-block of Luby Brown Road, according to the TBI.

During the course of the investigation, authorities identified 25-year-old Michael Cummins as a suspect in both cases.

A coordinated search by law enforcement agencies from across the region eventually located Cummins in a creek bed approximately one mile from the first crime scene.

When Sumner County SWAT team members arrived, the situation escalated and resulted in at least one officer shooting Cummins in the leg, according to a TBI spokesman. Cummins was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured during the arrest.

Investigators are still working to determine Cummins’ relationships with the victims, according to the TBI.

No additional details about the homicides, including the identities of the victims, have been released.

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